Mercedes-Benz Cars starts local battery production in Bangkok
The Mercedes-Benz plant in Bangkok in Thailand has started local production for Mercedes-Benz Plug-in hybrid-batteries.
The new battery factory, the third production facility in the Country, was built on a 50,000 mq site located at the vehicle manufacturing plant in the Bangkok region which has been expanded.
Together with the local partners Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) and Thonburi Energy Storage Systems (TESM), Mercedes-Benz has invested a total of more than 100 million euros in the battery production and a plant expansion of the existing vehicle production plant.
In doing so, the partners are responding to the high demand for electric mobility and, in particular, for Plug-in hybrid vehicles in Thailand. At the same time, they are driving the shift towards sustainable mobility as well as a carbon neutral and resource-efficient production.
The production facilities are highly standardised and flexible. As a result, they can be adapted to local market conditions in a short time.
In total, more than 300 new jobs are created, 100 of these jobs are created in the battery production.